Haywood Securities attracts top-ranked analyst as Vice President to its Toronto operations

    National investment dealer appoints Ralph Garcea to its Technology and
    Special Situation sectors

    TORONTO, June 14 /CNW/ - Haywood Securities Inc., one of Canada's leading
independent investment dealers, has expanded its research coverage with the
addition of Ralph Garcea as Vice President and Senior Equity Analyst, covering
the Canadian technology and special situation sectors. Ralph has been a
top-ranked analyst in the Greenwich Associates Survey, and previously ranked
second in the Brendan Wood International Survey.
    "Haywood's best-in-class research and analysis allows our investors to
capitalize on lucrative opportunities in the technology, IT and special
situation sectors," said Rob Goff, head of Research. "Ralph's professional
reputation for comprehensive, value-add research will contribute to our wealth
of industry and investment expertise. We feel very fortunate that he has
decided to join our capable and respected research team."
    Ralph joins Haywood's Toronto research team of 12 analysts across mining,
oil and gas and non-resource coverage of technology, telecom, life sciences,
quantitative analytics (ROC) and special situation sectors. Ralph brings more
than ten years as a technology analyst at both a global bank and Canadian
bank-owned investment dealer. Previously, he worked as a research engineer for
Bombardier Aerospace, and as a business unit manager for Michigan-based LMS
North America, managing sales, marketing and services efforts.
    Ralph is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), the
Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI), the American Institute of
Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the Society of Automotive Engineers
(SAE). He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree with honours in Aerospace
Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA with honours from York
University's Schulich School of Business.

    About Haywood Securities Inc.

    Founded in 1981, Haywood Securities is a private, 100-per-cent
employee-owned investment dealer with more than 250 employees and Canadian
offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. The firm is a member of the Toronto
Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange, the Bourse de Montreal, the Canadian
Investor Protection Fund and the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. In
addition, Haywood (USA) Securities Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Haywood
Securities Inc., is a broker-dealer registered to transact securities business
in the United States and is a member of the National Association of Securities
Dealers. Similarly, Haywood Securities (UK) Limited is a wholly-owned
subsidiary with offices in London, U.K. and registered with the Financial
Services Authority (FSA) to service institutional customers in the U.K. More
information about Haywood Securities can be found at www.haywood.com.

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